Ex-gay billboard defaced (USA) February 24, 2006Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Homosexualists, Media, Religion, Responses.
I just read that one of the billboards sponsored by an organisation called Exodus International, “the largest Christian referral and information ministry dealing with homosexual issues”, has been defaced.
There are also plans by local homosexualist campaigners to protest Exodus’ upcoming conference at a church in St. Louis, USA.
I quote from the Exodus press release here, with emphasis from me:
Alan Chambers, a featured speaker at the Love Won Out conference and president of Exodus International, responded saying, “Anonymous defamation from any party is offensive, but the public protests planned by the gay community is particularly disturbing. Contempt for those of us who have chosen to leave homosexuality behind is not an action consistent with the call for tolerance and diversity.
“While there are some who may not agree with our message, we ask for their consideration and welcome their presence at this event,” said Chambers. “We continue to share our message of hope knowing that there are hundreds of thousands of lives who have been changed by this truth and there are many more who are longing to hear it.”
You may also be interested to know about a coalition called Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality. I don’t know enough about these groups to endorse them, but I do decry the way the homosexualists rubbish them, and accuse them (and StraightWay, whom they know nothing about) of using dangerous techniques. Perhaps that sort of thing happens, but I refuse to accept that helping someone to develop their identity and feelings in a non-queer direction should be considered “damaging”.